When going from Malaga airport to Benalmadena using a car or a bus, you can travel very comfortably on the motorway A-7, also known as Autovia del Mediterraneo. Benalmadena is just 19 km west from the airport, and it should take aproximately 18 minutes by car.
Head northeast toward Av del Comandante García Morato
Turn right at Av del Comandante García Morato
Continue straight to stay on Av del Comandante García Morato
Go through 1 roundabout
Take the ramp to N-340/Av de Velázquez
Turn right at N-340/Av de Velázquez
Continue to follow N-340
Merge onto E-15/A-7 via the ramp to Algeciras/AP-7/Benalmádena
Take exit 217
Slight left toward A-368
Turn left at A-368 (signs for A-7/N-340/Málaga/Benalmádena/E-15)
Go through 2 roundabouts
When coming with a large group, a lot of lugage or looking for a private taxi you may know that there are many companies offering bus or transfer from Malaga airport to Benalmadena. Take a look at some of the transfer companies we recommend.
Bus from Malaga to Benalmadena and Fuengirola (both of them can be taken) have a stop point outside the airport. It should not be too difficult to find if you ask someone around the airport but the bus stop is about 15 minutes far from Malaga airport arrivals. There are more buses from Malaga to other destinations like Churriana, Alhaurin so you would need to rise your hand to call the bus driver attention once you see the bus number is the one you want to take.
Bus from Malaga to Benalmadena number is 110 and the bus from Malaga to Fuengirola is the 120. Remember to keep your tickets until you arrive, if the bus get broken and you have to transfer to another bus, you would need to show your ticket.
Malaga main bus station is located at Paseo de los Tilos in the southwest of the town and offers bus to Benalmadena and other cities throughout the day. Bus service from Malaga to Benalmadena is actually very poor and irregular, we don´t recommend taking the bus line 110 to Benalmadena. If you still want to get by bus to Benalmadena, below is the walking route from the airport to the bus stop which you will find below the bridge. There should be a bus every 30 minutes or every hour, it is very unpredictable.
Trains to Malaga and trains to Benalmadena stop at the same platform and voice announcements are made in English and Spanish in advance. Train to Benalmadena from Malaga airport takes up to 20 minutes to arrive, each stop is also announced in both languages and shown in writing above the train doors. If its your first time taking the train remember to pay attention.
Tickets have to be bought before taking the train, buy them from a machine at the entrance in your own language. This machine accepts notes and coins; if you don´t buy the tiket is possible you have to pay a penalty, that is eight times the value of the longest trayect.